On Active Service II


Paperback - Author: Caroline Louise Higham

Residents of the district of West Arthur have a proud history of military service. They fought in the Great War at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. In the Second World War they fought in North Africa and Europe, and in the South-West Pacific.

Some flew in Bomber Command while others became slave labourers on the Thai-Burma railway.

One airman dropped agents into Occupied Europe, another flew the long-distance Double Sunrise route and a soldier served behind enemy lines as a Spotter in New Guinea.

They have served in the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some have been decorated for outstanding bravery and awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Military Cross and the Victoria Cross.

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